The Sopranos

Quotations

Dr. Jennifer Melfi: Do you have any qualms about how you actually make a living?
Tony Soprano: Yeah. I find I have to be the sad clown: laughing on the outside, crying on the inside.

Pilot (season 1, episode 1)

Tony Soprano: I’m serious. The wrong person finds out about this and I get a steel-jacketed anti-depressant right in the back of the head!

Pilot (season 1, episode 1)

Charmaine Bucco: It’s bad enough that these mobsters still come in and patronize this place. Okay?
Artie Bucco: But, so what? We’re not connected!
Charmaine Bucco: Right, because we just turned down those tickets.
Artie Bucco: But the tickets were comps. Tony is a labor leader.
Charmaine Bucco: Arthur, please grow up. Does the mind not rebel at any possible scenario under which dentists are sending The Don of New Jersey first class on a Norwegian steamship? Come on, Arthur. Somebody donated their knee caps for those tickets!

Pilot (season 1, episode 1)

Tony Soprano: It’s good to be in something from the ground floor. I came too late for that and I know. But lately, I’m getting the feeling that I came in at the end. The best is over.

Pilot (season 1, episode 1)

Tony Soprano: I’ve been seeing a therapist.
Carmela Soprano: Oh my God! I think that’s great! I think that’s so wonderful! I think that’s so gutsy!
Tony Soprano: Alright, take it easy.
Carmela Soprano: I just think that’s very, very wonderful!
Tony Soprano: You would think I was Hannibal Lecter before or something.

Pilot (season 1, episode 1)

Tony Soprano: Let me tell ya something. Nowadays, everybody’s gotta go to shrinks, and counselors, and go on “Sally Jessy Raphael” and talk about their problems. What happened to Gary Cooper? The strong, silent type. That was an American. He wasn’t in touch with his feelings. He just did what he had to do. See, what they didn’t know was once they got Gary Cooper in touch with his feelings that they wouldn’t be able to shut him up! And then it’s dysfunction this, and dysfunction that, and dysfunction vaffancul!

Pilot (season 1, episode 1)

Tony Soprano: Carmela, something I gotta confess. What are you doing?
Carmela Soprano: Getting my wine in position to throw in your damn face!
Tony Soprano: You’re always with the drama, you.

Pilot (season 1, episode 1)